My Purpose in Life, What is it?
Can you tell me?
What is my Life’s Purpose?
Merriam-Webster defines Purpose as: the reason why something is done or used: the aim or intention of something: the feeling of being determined to… (Sorry, I just fell asleep). You get the point, we all understand the word.
It’s the bigger meaning that we care about.
The greater meaning when we take about Purpose in life is why am I here? What am I meant to do? There has to be more to life than this! God, the universe or fill in any word you like; didn’t put me here on earth to sell flood insurance! Maybe he did, ever heard of the Red Sea, ok that was lame but it made me smile. This has been something I searched for and thought I was close to realizing a few times, but the answer just kept on eluding me.
What are you passionate about?
It’s a very humble question, yet so many of us find it hard to answer. You ask a seven year old what he or she is passionate about and they can undoubtedly ramble off a list 50 things. I love unicorns, glitter, my grandma and yoo-hoo. Now that might not correlate into an actual job, unless your grandma happens to sell unicorn rides with complementary glitter and yoo-hoo. It does however show they have the right premise in mind.
It’s not what you think others want to hear.
It seems the older we get the more we want to please others; we want them to approve of the things we do. We want acceptance. The problem with that is you are not being true to yourself! Let me say that again, you are not being true to yourself. It’s so easy to do, most never notice they do it. It’s pretty easy to lie; it’s almost too easy to lie to ourselves. I can’t tell my Mom I want to buy a boat and charter fishing trips in Florida, she wants me to go to college and major in Accounting. Sure her idea is sound and practical.
Passion leads to Purpose!
There is no guide; there is no answer from the outside. Your Purpose is your Passion. Deep down you know what you are passionate about, you just may not be ready to admit it. So work up to it. Make a list of the things you enjoy. If you are filled with bliss when you’re doing something, make note of it. I guarantee you will see a very clear pattern emerge.
But you didn’t tell me my Purpose!
True, I didn’t tell you what your purpose is. I don’t know the answer, only one person does, and that’s you my friend. I did give you the tool needed to find your passion. It’s the easiest and hardest thing you will ever have to figure out. Once you do, look out world! When you combine passion, purpose and positive vibes, your world will completely change.
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